News From The Colorado Department of Transportation
Media Contacts: Nancy Shanks, CDOT Public Relations
(970) 385-1428 office, (970) 749-3579 mobile
Greg Heule, Public Information Officer
Rocky Mtn. Type I Incident Management Team, (719) 569-4149
June 27, 2013
US 160 OVER WOLF CREEK PASS REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO FIRE
Multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional team in planning stages for
possible reopen this Saturday
MINERAL/RIO GRAND COUNTIES – Due to forest fires in the area (including the West Fork Fire), US 160 over Wolf Creek Pass (between South Fork on the east side to east of Pagosa Springs on the west side) remains closed.
The road closure began on June 20 at 2:21p.m. The alternate southern route between Alamosa and Pagosa Springs is US 285 from Alamosa to SH 17 (Cumbres/La Manga Pass) to US 84 into Pagosa Springs. The multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional incident command team is working towards a possible opening of the pass on Saturday, June 29.
PLEASE NOTE: this opening is dependent upon three main events: the local fire evacuation orders must be lifted prior to the highway opening; the comprehensive traffic control plan details need to be finalized (for safe escort of motorists); and the fire behavior must remain moderate. Travelers must check CDOT’s traveler information site at www.cotrip.org before making travel plans.
Information about this fire and other incidents nationwide is available at www.inciweb.org.
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